NCAA DI: Fasasi gets disqualified as Tobi, Abike scores point!
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Indoor track of Texas A&M was beehive with athletic activities as it played host to the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Indoor Championships which is the last Indoor meet before the outdoor season and Nigerian athletes were present to jostle for honours for their various schools at the two-day event.
Nigeria’s hurdles queen and a fast rising Track and Field athlete, Tobi Amusan, always known for executing her race well had the 4th best time in the prelims of the women’s 60m hurdles but she could only manage a 5th place in the finals with a time of 8.03s.
National 400m champion Kunle Fassasi ran an impressive time of 45.57s in the prelims to rank 3rd fastest time in the world this year. We expected more in the final but unfortunately he was disqualified.
Middle Tennessee’s sophomore Abike Egbeniyi who specializes in the middle distance race also ran the 4th best time of 2:04.78s in the prelims of the 800m but placed 8th in the final with a time of 2:06.86s.
Boston University’s David Oluwadara competed in the men’s Triple Jump event wherein he finished in 8th position in the finals with a jump of 15.88m
2016 National shotput champion Nikki Okwelogwu a senior at Havard University placed 11th in the women finals with a distance of 16.13m.
We wish them all the best in the outdoor season.